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Anwar says he has 'convincing majority' support of over 130 MPs, open to rival pact joining govt

Malaysia's newly appointed prime minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife Wan Azizah waving as they arrive ahead of his press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov 24, 2022.

Malaysia's newly appointed prime minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife Wan Azizah waving as they arrive ahead of his press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov 24, 2022.

Newly appointed Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Nov 24 night that he has the backing of a “convincing majority” of over 130 members of parliament
He also extended an open invitation to all other parties to support his national unity government, including rival Perikatan Nasional pact
Mr Anwar's appointment followed five days of political uncertainty after Malaysians voted in their first hung parliament
Experts told TODAY that an aim to curb the rise of the Islamist party Parti Se-Islam Malaysia might have given two political coalitions the nudge to throw their support behind Mr Anwar
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